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  • Sept 16- Hurricane Jose's center should pass well east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a forecast on Saturday. "However, an increase in the size of the storm or a westward adjustment in the track forecast could bring tropical storm conditions closer to the Outer Banks"...

  • Sept 16- Hurricane Jose's center is forecast to pass well east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday. "However, an increase in the size of the storm or a westward adjustment in the track forecast could bring tropical storm conditions closer to the Outer Banks" off...

  • Sept 16- Hurricane Jose is forecast to pass well east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

  • Sept 16- Hurricane Jose's center is forecast to pass well east of the North Caroline coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday. As a large cyclone, Jose could also affect the Virginia- to- New-England area, especially if it deviates from its forecast track, the NHC said.

  • Sept 16- Hurricane Jose is forecast to pass well east of the North Caroline coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

  • Visitors watch a performance at the Cinderella Castle at the Walt Disney Co. Magic Kingdom park in Orlando, Florida, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. The Walt Disney Co. Magic Kingdom park reopened to a smaller-than-usual crowd after closing for two days and suffering minor storm damage from Hurricane Irma.

    Walt Disney World theme parks have reopened in Orlando, but many other destinations affected by Irma and other storms remain off-limits to visitors.

  • Walt Disney World theme parks and Universal Orlando Resort have reopened in Orlando after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, while the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg planned to reopen Wednesday. More than 7 million Americans visited the Caribbean last year, trailing only Europe as a top destination, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

  • Sept 12- Power outages from Hurricane Irma dropped to about 5.8 million customers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama by Tuesday afternoon, down from a peak of over 7.4 million late Monday, according to utilities in the affected region. FPL said it expects to restore essentially all of its customers in the eastern portion of the state by...

  • The No. 3 U.S. railroad said customers should still expect delays for traffic moving into and out of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina due to power outages linked to Hurricane Irma. CSX said it expects to resume rail service to Tampa on Wednesday night, while its route from Jacksonville to Orlando was still being evaluated with no timetable for...

  • Sept 12- Power outages from Hurricane Irma dropped to about 6.1 million in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama by Tuesday afternoon, down from a peak over 7.4 million late Monday, according to local utilities. FPL said it expects to restore essentially all of its customers in the eastern portion of Florida by the weekend and the harder-hit...

  • A woman exits a Miami store still without power two days after Hurricane Irma passed through the area on September 12, 2017.

    Some 6.7 million homes and businesses in Florida and nearby states still had no power on Tuesday after the pummeling from Hurricane Irma.

  • Smithfield Foods will leave Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season to become a primary sponsor next year at Stewart-Haas Racing. CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Smithfield Foods will leave Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season to become a primary sponsor next year at Stewart-Haas Racing. SHR currently fields cars for Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Danica...

  • FLORIDA CITY/ MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 12- Florida began allowing some residents to return to their homes hammered by Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, but officials warned that it would take a long time to repair the damage wrought by high winds and pounding surf, particularly in the Keys archipelago. Irma, which had rampaged through the Caribbean as one of the most...

  • *Parts of Florida Keys to re-open to residents. FLORIDA CITY/ MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 12- Florida allowed some residents to return to their shuttered homes and reopened several airports on Tuesday after Hurricane Irma's pounding winds and storm surges ripped through the state, prompting the evacuation of 6.5 million people. Local authorities told around 90,000...

  • It caused record flooding in parts of Florida after it left a path of deadly destruction on several Caribbean islands. The U.S. aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln has arrived off Florida's east coast and two amphibious assault ships will arrive on Tuesday to help in the Keys, where Irma first made landfall on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane.

  • *Over 7.4 million in Florida, other states without power. FLORIDA CITY/ MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 11- S torm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South...

  • *Irma downgraded to tropical storm, heads into Georgia. *Over 7.4 million in Florida, other states without power. FLORIDA CITY/ MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 11- S torm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Sept 11- For the first time in 15 years Delaware's court system has lost the top spot in a key business survey, ceding its place to South Dakota, according to a Monday poll conducted by an arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Delaware has held the number one spot since 2002, when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform began polling...

  • *About 7.3 million in Florida, other states without power. FLORIDA CITY/ MARCO ISLAND, Fla., Sept 11- S torm-shocked Floridians returned to their shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of once-powerful Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving well over half of residents without power and flooding cities in the state's northeastern corner. Especially hard hit was...

  • *About 7.3 million in Florida, other states without power. Authorities said the storm had killed 39 people in the Caribbean and one in Florida, a man found dead in a pickup truck that had crashed into a tree in high winds on the Florida Keys over the weekend. With sustained winds of up to 60 mph, Irma had crossed into Georgia and was located about 47 miles northeast of the...